Rough-and-tumble specials to start at $54,990
Pricing and specifications have been announced for Toyota's all-new HiLux variants, the Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X.
Toyota insists these new models are not just accessory packs, but fully fledged and engineered new models. With customers spending an average of $2000 accessorising their new HiLux, the company thinks it has hit the sweet spot when it comes to meeting a range of needs.
Kicking off at $54,990 plus on-road costs, the SR-based HiLux Rugged (top image) builds on the SR offering and brings a snorkel, new grille, side rock rails, sports bar, a heavy duty steel rear bar and recovery points. While it comes with a six-speed manual gearbox, it can be had with a six-speed automatic for $2000 more.
Off-roads fans will love the HiLux Rugged X (above), which has been engineered with the sole intention of withstanding tough conditions off the beaten path.
Priced from $61,690 before on-road costs, it's based on the SR5 and complements the current specification leader with a raft of off-road gear along with a six-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic will set you back an additional $2000.
A winch-compatible heavy duty steel front bar works in unison with an integrated bash plate, LED light bar and driving lights, along with a new grille. A new tub has been designed to cater for a steel sports bar capable of 75kg of vertical load.
Inside, the Rugged X features leather-accented seats, a newly designed instrument cluster, metallic black ornamentation and black headlining.
Next up is the HiLux Rogue (above), which is priced from $61,690 before on-road costs and comes exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission. Added equipment includes a new front end design, outboard driving lights, new hard tonneau cover and the same interior highlights as the Rugged X.
The engine offering remains unchanged, with a 2.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel powering the range of new models. It produces 130kW of power and 450Nm of torque when mated to the six-speed automatic and 420Nm when coupled with the six-speed manual.
The three new Toyota HiLux editions go on sale nationally from April 28.
2018 Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X pricing
- HiLux Rugged: $54,990 (+$2000 for auto)
- HiLux Rugged X: $61,690 (+$2000 for auto)
- HiLux Rogue: $61,690 (auto standard)
All prices exclude on-road costs.